Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Syrian Refugee Poem by Dr. Marwan

Medecins Sans Frontieres has a touching story of a Syrian doctor who had to flee Raqqa and is now a refugee in Europe.  I am posting his poem and link to his first person account:

A Poem by Dr. Marwan

In exile

In the time of aborted dreams

Rain falls on land that no longer needs it

And birds stop flying.

This is how it looks in a time of unbelonging.

I'm a mere refugee, with a map drawn of lost footsteps

and the face of a motherland drawn in cigarette smoke and stained with blood.

Read about his life in Raqqa and why he took the perilous journey to Europe.


Read also
Isis Beheads Three Imams for Refusing to Recruit Jihadis 
Syrian Journalist Who Reported on Isis Crimes in Raqqa Murdered
Grateful for his German Hosts, a Refugee Worries for Family still in Syria
Syrian Revolutionary Poem & Destruction of Khalid bin Walid Mosque
Syrian Revolutionary Poem #2 "They Wanted Freedom"
Poem "The Woman Disappears Bit by Bit" about Iraq 

The poem is courtesy of Medecins Sans Frontieres; the pictures are courtesy of Wikimedia and Wikipedia

Tags: Syria, Syrian, refugees, war, Raqqa, poem, poetry, literature,  #syrianrefugees

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